Brooch with miniature portrait of Jane Perry (b. ca. 1828)

Brooch with miniature portrait of Jane Perry (b. ca. 1828)
Title
Brooch with miniature portrait of Jane Perry (b. ca. 1828)
Date 
ca. 1835-1838
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory in gold frame; plaited hair
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (4.8 x 4.1 cm)
Description 
Square gold frame with circular hanger at top; pin attachment and window of plaited hair on reverse. Engraved on reverse: "Jane Perry / Aunt Lydia's Niece / Father's Eldest / Aged 7 Years"
Credit Line 
Gift of Carol R. Townsend
Object Number 
2012.24.1
Marks 
Engraved on reverse: "Jane Perry / Aunt Lydia's Niece / Father's Eldest / Aged 7 Years"
Gallery Label 
This charming portrait depicts Jane Perry at age seven. The engraved inscription on the frame's reverse suggests that Jane was the niece of Lydia C. Mount (b. 1846), the donor's great-grandmother. However, genealogical research has not yielded a connection between Jane Perry and Lydia Mount, or any other members of the donor's extended family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group